Nov 12, 2019

Jimmy Carter hospitalized for brain surgery

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks to the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church before teaching Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Ga. in April. Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Monday evening for a procedure to "relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls," the Carter Center said in a statement.

Background: Carter was treated in the hospital last month for a pelvic fracture sustained in a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia. In May, Carter broke his hip after falling in his home.

  • In 2015, he was treated for brain cancer. Carter announced in December of that year that the cancer had gone.

The big picture: Carter served as the 39th president of the U.S. from 1977 until 1981. He is the oldest living U.S. president and celebrated his 95th birthday last month.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Former President Jimmy Carter was released Wednesday from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and will spend his Thanksgiving at home in Plains, Ga., according to the Carter Center.

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Former President Jimmy Carter had "no complications" from a brain surgery at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, according to The Carter Center.

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